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Flexible First Responder Roles: A Boon for Small Town Response Times? [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

May 25, 2018 11:23:19 AM

Police, Fire, EMS: The divisions between first responder departments are distinct in most communities. In small-town settings, however, combining duties could increase the percentage of full-time emergency personnel on staff and reduce response times.

When small-town departments do away with divisions between Police, Fire and EMS departments and create one central emergency response team, they can concentrate their budget over a smaller number of personnel. These full-time professionals can potentially reach emergency scenes faster than volunteers.

In communities like these, attention to details regarding union rules, training and certification requirements is essential. Using a centralized workforce management solution for cross-agency personnel enables each agency to control their own unique policies, procedures and requirements. As a result, policy compliances are achieved, proper training is ensured and emergency response services are effectively delivered.

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About Orion Communications

As workforce management and data interface experts, Orion Communications is a leading provider of public safety workforce management software.  Orion’s AgencyWeb® software helps agencies simplify complex workforce management processes and reduce labor cost. Orion has been serving the public safety industry since 1998 and is a certified women-owned business headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

For more information, please contact Jackie Belasky at 214-361-1203, #2413 or jbelasky@orioncom.com.